Romuald Hazoumè, Transuments, 2015, Plastic and metal, 30 x 26 x 36 cm (each) / 12 x 10 x 14 in, Courtesy MAGNIN-A
Romuald Hazoumè, Transuments, 2015, Plastic and metal, 30 x 26 x 36 cm (each) / 12 x 10 x 14 in, Courtesy MAGNIN-A 

Romuald Hazoumè’s astute and sardonically political oeuvre is realized in a diverse and often unconventional range of media, including multi-media installations, sculpture, video, photography, and painting. Using the ubiquitous plastic petrol can as his iconic signature, Hazoumè’s monumental installations act as metaphors of African place, history, and identity. Whether confronting the legacy of the slave trade or rendering witty portraits, his work pays testament to the expanse of African culture. His work has been shown widely including at Musée d’Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden (MACAAL), Marrakech (2016–17); Brooklyn Museum, New York (2015); the International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia (2014); the National Museum of African Art – Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC (2005–6); Kunsthaus Graz, Austria (2013); Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Brisbane (2012); the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2011); and Fondation Zinsou, Cotonou (2010).